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Apple Music $99/year gift cards now available

What, nothing for those on the family plans?  I have been buying iTunes cards from places like Staples and eBay, which saves $15-20/$100.  I would love an annual family plan at $150 or less!

Posted by ecirwin on September 6, 2016 at 6:01 PM (CDT)

Apple to begin removing outdated and non-functional apps from App Store on Sept. 7

This is a great idea. Now if they’d just start deleting defunct podcasts, I’d really be happy.

Posted by Steve Allen on September 2, 2016 at 12:34 PM (CDT)

BMW selling CarPlay as standalone option

Or, you might say that BMW buyers who don’t want or need Car Play will save $300.

Posted by raleedy on September 2, 2016 at 12:08 AM (CDT)

Apple sued over unresponsive iPhone 6/6 Plus touchscreen issues

I had this problem and spend $150 to get my 6 Plus fixed. Tech said it was because the phone was bent.

Posted by bruintoo on August 29, 2016 at 7:18 PM (CDT)

Apple announces Sept. 7 event

Now for the guessing of the meaning for those color dots…  New iPhone colors?  Increased camera color accuracy?  Pretty posters and signage for the event?  What could it be?!?!... ;-)

Posted by snworf on August 29, 2016 at 12:25 PM (CDT)

Report: Apple developing its own Snapchat-style social video editing iOS app

You know, these “me too” ventures by Apple usually never turn out well…pass on this, Apple.

Posted by David_SC on August 25, 2016 at 12:42 PM (CDT)

Universal calls an end to exclusives amid criticisms that Apple Music is hurting the industry

Wow…how times have changed! The kettle now calls the pot black

Posted by David_SC on August 25, 2016 at 12:39 PM (CDT)

Apple Music Festival set for Sept. 18-30

Haha. Fixed.

Posted by Phil Dzikiy on August 22, 2016 at 2:27 PM (CDT)

Apple Music Festival set for Sept. 18-30

*fun*ny typo.  Going out on a limb and assuming you meant “Apple Music Festival will run”...

Posted by David Hauptman on August 22, 2016 at 2:12 PM (CDT)

Leaked AT&T schedule hints at Sept. 23 release date for iPhone 7

I’m hoping for a iPad mini pro. Love the footprint of my mini 4 but would love more power under the hood.

Posted by Stealth Digger on August 16, 2016 at 10:49 PM (CDT)

Apple countersues Caltech over Wi-Fi patents

Most of it.

Posted by lee scott on August 4, 2016 at 4:57 PM (CDT)

Apple releases third iOS 10 public beta

this version has bricked my MacBook 12”  Not happy. Can’t backup from time machine or from USB boot   Not happy

Posted by Chris Prosser on August 4, 2016 at 8:07 AM (CDT)

Apple countersues Caltech over Wi-Fi patents

If Caltech were to win, I wonder what the cut is for the sleaze bag law firm that convinced them to let them file a suit on their behalf.

Posted by MXJ222 on August 3, 2016 at 7:29 PM (CDT)

Apple has sold one billion iPhones

Hard to infer directly, but Apple had one billion “active devices” as of January of this year… Those obviously include iPads and iPod touch devices, and in fact Apple may even be including Apple Watches and Apple TVs on that list, but I’d probably bet that iPhones represent the lion’s share of that number.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on August 3, 2016 at 9:51 AM (CDT)

Video purports to show official Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter

Realistically, I think Apple is going to have to either include the adapter in the box, along with a standard set of EarPods like with previous models, or provide Lightning EarPods and sell the adapter separately for those who want to use their own.
Prior to these most recent reports, I strongly suspected it was the latter, but it probably depends on whether Apple is able to (or wants to) mass produce Lightning EarPods. I also feel like with the adapter in the box, they could arguably “encourage” people to purchase more expensive Lightning headphones just to avoid having to mess around with the adapter.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on August 3, 2016 at 9:43 AM (CDT)

Cyclist's iPhone catches fire after fall

Damn those 3rd party chargers from China ;-)

Posted by snworf on August 2, 2016 at 9:17 AM (CDT)

WSJ: Apple's 'hard-charging' approach unsuccessful in negotiations with TV networks

Agree completely with David_SC. If Apple does to TV what it did to iTunes with Apple Music then they are in for a rude surprise…and so are we.

Posted by francine geary on August 1, 2016 at 8:03 AM (CDT)

Video purports to show official Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter

The interesting question is: will it really ship with the phone or will they make us buy it separately for thirty bucks?

Posted by Robert on July 30, 2016 at 1:36 PM (CDT)

Video purports to show official Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adapter

Great! Another link in the chain. All the better to lose or get a short. Wonderful.

Posted by jv on July 28, 2016 at 8:36 PM (CDT)

WSJ: Apple's 'hard-charging' approach unsuccessful in negotiations with TV networks

Coming up on the 5th anniversary of Steve Jobs death, the true results of his successive leadership can be judged…and they fail to match. I’d argue any average corporate operation would have achieved Apple’s success following Jobs’ death by the sheer inertia of public desire he created for the products he spearheaded: iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook Pro, iMac, iTunes, etc.
What exactly has this new leadership done to match half that success?! Apple Watch? Apple Music? Apple TV? And where now do Mac sales, software, and support stand in comparison to October 2011?
I think it’s time to stop selling Jobs short on his genius and quit extending it to his successors.

Posted by David_SC on July 28, 2016 at 6:33 PM (CDT)

Apple has sold one billion iPhones

I wonder how many are still in use?

Posted by Ben Shakespeare on July 28, 2016 at 5:00 AM (CDT)

Edward Snowden designing device to prevent iPhone wiretapping

“The Legend of the Sniveling Tattle-Tale” grows. I especially like the part where this device “monitors” GPS transmissions. Contrary to the tried and not so true plot lines of CSI and its ilk, Phones do not transmit GPS signals, they simply receive them.
Armed with this 6th grade level of knowledge, any reader of this article should be able to call a BS flag on the entire play.

Posted by mscientist on July 22, 2016 at 10:42 AM (CDT)

Report: iPhone 7 will include Lightning adapter instead of Lightning EarPods

Lightning-to-audio dongle would seem to serve a couple purposes; a revenue spike from lightning-to-audio dongle replacement purchases and increased sales of bluetooth AirPods :-)

Posted by snworf on July 22, 2016 at 10:18 AM (CDT)

Apple bringing full iTunes Match capabilities to Apple Music subscribers

Well, so far there’s no indication that Apple will actually be discontinuing iTunes Match at all. It’s entirely possible that the service may continue to exist in its current form for those who still want to keep their own iTunes library in the cloud without having to subscribe to the full Apple Music service. This would be akin to Google’s basic free music offering versus their paid “All Access Pass.” While I doubt we’d see Apple drop iTunes Match to a free service, $25/year is substantially less expensive than $10/month.
Personally, I think it makes much more sense for Appel Music to be a superset of iTunes Match, rather than trying to differentiate the two services entirely. That’s what I had assumed Apple was going to do in the first place when Apple Music launched, and was surprised when I discovered that iTunes Match still contained unique features.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 22, 2016 at 9:45 AM (CDT)

Apple bringing full iTunes Match capabilities to Apple Music subscribers

I wonder if Apple will transition us soon to be legacy Match customer as they did with MobileMe? Migrate us over and use remaining duration of Match contract to pay for Apple Music, or a discounted rate.
Actually, I wonder if we’ll be forced over at all. There’s quite a price difference between the two services.

Posted by Greg Edwards on July 22, 2016 at 4:34 AM (CDT)

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